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Research Technician

Company: Johnson Matthey
Location: Savannah
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Together for a cleaner, healthier world.

Catalyst Technologies (CT) is a market leader in the syngas value chain. It develops and supplies high-value, specialty process technology and catalysts for chemicals and fuels processing to enable our customers to operate efficiently, profitably and sustainably. With CT at the forefront of the transition to sustainable chemicals and fuels, the transition to net zero is creating exciting new opportunities in this sector.

The Pilot Plant Research Technician collaborates with the other members of the pilot plant team, engineering, operations, and R&D scientists to execute technical programs in compliance with EHS policies. The position is also responsible for some maintenance and supporting Continuous Improvement (CI) of the pilot plant assets and capabilities. The incumbent reports to the Pilot Plant Engineering Manager.

Your responsibilities:
Supports delivery of routine and non-routine tasks and experiments through operation and maintenance of pilot scale and other scientific equipment
Executes the experimental R&D program and related support services, in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures, and full EHS compliance
Troubleshoots and repairs pilot plant assets within their scope of authority
Maintains an updated and accurate account of experiments using JM approved methods
Drives EHS improvements, Good Housekeeping, and other CI initiatives
Participates in technical and safety reviews for projects
Interacts with project leaders daily to define the project needs and to understand their experimental objective sufficiently to translate into pilot scale experiments
Develops and update SOP's, maintain specifications and calibration for equipment, instrumentation and contract services
Performs other duties as requested by management to run and maintain pilot plant and provide services to Operations and other JM groups as requested. This includes waste management, material procurement, shipments, housekeeping and others.
Works independently with established procedures and is capable to solve day-to-day technical issues
Participates in EHS programs and trainings as required by business

Requirements for the role:
Associate's degree, or higher, in a Science or Engineering discipline, or equivalent relevant experience
Experience in operations or with research scale pilot plants is preferred, but not required
Certification for forklift operation (or willingness to obtain this)
Demonstrated team player capabilities
Written and verbal communication skills
Be self-motivated and capable of handling multiple tasks
Knowledge regarding EHS requirements and best practices
Basic computer skills: ability to write/review SOP's, technical summary, maintaining database
Experience in (pilot) plant procedures/processes
Ability to physically wear and utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: gloves, coveralls, hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, and goggles

How you will be rewarded:

We offer a competitive compensation and JM Elements benefits package including bonus, excellent pension contributions and 20 days annual leave (varies for shift- based roles). Our JM Elements Benefits programme helps our employees understand and manage the JM benefits, as well as helping you focus on your overall wellbeing - for you and your family.

We use our inspiring science and technology to enhance lives. For those who are passionate about sustainable solutions and shaping our markets, we offer stretch and a wealth of diverse opportunities.

We'll give you freedom to bring your whole self to work and be part of a team where difference matters and all voices are heard, that genuinely cares for you and where your contribution is appreciated. We'll empower you to lean in and make things happen, to create solutions and value for our customers. United by our values and vision, we're self-starters sharing the same values and accountability and always with a shared commitment to doing the right thing. We're passionate about making a difference and delivering a better tomorrow for us and for you - a cleaner and healthier world, today and for future generations.



How to apply:
If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online. For any queries or should you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application please let your recruiter know when they contact you.

If you are already a Johnson Matthey Employee, please visit the internal careers site to apply: Find Jobs - Workday (

All applications are carefully considered and your details will be stored on our secure Application Management System. This is used throughout Johnson Matthey for the selection of suitable candidates for our vacancies as they arise. Johnson Matthey respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. For more information about how your personal data is used please view our privacy notice: Johnson Matthey Privacy Notice

You will be contacted by the Johnson Matthey Talent Acquisition team once your details have been reviewed. Please allow four weeks from the closing date to allow for screening to take place.

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Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.%21036249%

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